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McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP
Five Waterfront Plaza, Building Five, Fourth Floor
500 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States
(808) 529.7300

Firm Details

McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP (M4) is one of Hawaii's preeminent law firms, serving the legal needs of the islands and the Pacific Rim for over twenty years.  We have the experience, grit, creativity, and relationships to ensure the best results for our clients.

We have earned our clients' trust by helping them succeed in business and litigation, and growing with them along the way.  We share their entrepreneurial spirit, and we roll up our sleeves with them to achieve their goals.

M4 has handled some of the largest business and real estate transactions in Hawai'i. Similarly, our litigation department is routinely involved in the largest cases in Hawai'i, whether for local, national or international clientele.  We also understand that the same level of effort and care are required for smaller business and litigation matters, and we pride ourselves on our ability to think outside the box and work as a team to meet our clients' goals, whatever their size.  With M4, you get big firm resources and experience, with small firm focus and attention.


William C. McCorriston
Co-Managing Partner


  • Ansaldo Honolulu JV
  • Capitol Place
  • County of Kauai
  • CVS Caremark
  • Ewa Plain Water Development Corporation
  • Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana
  • Ka Milo at Mauna Lani
  • Kauna’oa at Mauna Kea
  • Ke Kailani at Mauna Lani
  • Lanihau Shopping Center
  • Maluhia at Wailea
  • Ocean Villas at Turtle Bay Resort
  • Pacifica Honolulu
  • Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
  • Symphony Park
  • The Kahala Hotel & Resort
  • Waihonua at Kewalo

About Our Clients

M4's litigation team has represented parties in most of the major litigation cases in the State of Hawaii in the past two decades, including the Bishop Estate litigation, and the state antitrust case against the nation’s major energy companies.

M4's Procurement Team obtained judgment on the pleadings in favor of its client, Ansaldo Honolulu JV, in a lawsuit filed by Honolulu resident Paul Berry. Mr. Berry's well-publicized Complaint alleged various statutory violations against Ansaldo and the State of Hawaii arising out of the underlying rail contract. 

M4 successfully represented Ansaldo Honolulu JV, the awardee of the Core Systems Design-Build-Operate-Maintain Contract for the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project (Honolulu Rail), in connection with appeals filed by the two losing bidders, Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) USA Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation of America. 

M4's Procurement Team obtained a critical victory before the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals on behalf of their client, Ansaldo Honolulu JV, the contract awardee of the $1.4B Core Systems contract for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. 

M4's Procurement Team successfully represented CVS Caremark in defending its recent award of the State Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund's Pharmacy Beneficts Management Services contract.

M4 attorneys obtained a significant win in the Hawai'i Intermediate Court of Appeals on behalf of The Kahala Hotel & Resort.

M4 attorneys obtained a significant win in the Hawai'i Supreme Court on behalf of the Planning Commission of the County of Kaua'i.

M4 attorneys were selected to represent the County of Kauai in the Ordinance 960 lawsuit filed by four biotech seed companies in federal court.

M4 attorneys sought a new trial for Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Inc. ("Bubba Gump"). At the trial, the jury awarded plaintiff $2.144 million in damages after determining that Bubba Gump (then represented by separate counsel) was negligent in a slip and fall at its Mai Tai Bar in Ala Moana Center.

M4 attorneys successfully represented the Planning Commission of the County of Kauai in appealing a circuit court's decision that declared a Use Permit and a Class IV Zoning Permit automatically approved and ordered the Planning Commission to grant a Special Permit without further deliberation.

$98.825 Million County of Hawaii General Obligation Bonds, 2013 Series A, 2013 Series B and 2013 Series C. Served as bond counsel to the County of Hawaii for this new money and refunding issue of general obligation bonds.  Sale date: January 2013.

$1.169 Million County of Hawaii Public Improvement Bond, 2013 Series A (Kona Ocean View Properties Improvement District No. 19).  Served as bond counsel to the County of Hawaii for this new money issue of reimbursable general obligation bonds placed with USDA Rural Development.  Sale date: September 2013. 

$12.64 Million Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (Maui Regional System) Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2013.  Served as bond counsel to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation and Maui Memorial Medical Center for this new money issue of revenue anticipation notes.  Sale date: October 2013. 

Real Estate Representative transactions:  the Lanihau Shopping Center, Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana, Ocean Villas at Turtle Bay Resort, Capitol Place, Ka Milo at Mauna Lani, Kauna’oa at Mauna Kea, Ke Kailani at Mauna Lani, Maluhia at Wailea, Pacifica Honolulu, Waihonua at Kewalo, and Symphony Park  condominiums.

Acquisition of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Kapalua, Fairmont Orchid, Bishop Square, Honolulu Club and Moanalua Hillside Apartments, sales of Aqua Waikiki Pearl Hotel and Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel, sale of St. Francis West Campus to Queens, Development/Entitlement Permits for redevelopment of International Marketplace by Taubman Group.

Timeshare Representative transactions:  the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Embassy Ka'anapali Beach Vacation Ownership Program, Club Sunterra Vacations Hawaii, Shell Owners Club – (Hawaii and California), and Fairfield Hawaii at Waikiki Beach Walk.


Stewart Pressman
(808) 529-7410
David J. Minkin
(808) 529-7300
Brian Hirai
(808) 529-7404
Peter J. Hamasaki
Government Relations
(808) 529-7333
Jordon Kimura
William C. McCorriston
(808) 529-7402
William C. McCorriston
Litigation & Arbitration
(808) 529-7402
Clifford J. Miller
Real Estate
(310) 201-7537
Charles E. Pear, Jr.
(808) 529-7354
William C. McCorriston
Founding Partner
Richard R. Budar
Managing Director

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Honolulu, HI

Five Waterfront Plaza, Building Five, Fourth Floor

500 Ala Moana Boulevard

Honolulu, HI 96813

United States

(808) 529.7300

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